Wild Rift esports is heading into the Summer Season of the SEA Icon Series and we’re finally getting a stronger feel for the meta and which champions are must-picks.
Kaisaya is a shoutcaster, analyst, and all-around stats woman for League of Legends: Wild Rift. She currently shoutcasts for the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines, and recently shared some stats with us revealing why these five specific champions play a big part in the pro teams’ wins and why.
ADC – Kai’Sa
Kai’Sa currently has a 100% pick rate in the Philippine leg of the SEA Icon Series, making her the most wanted ADC in the league. She’s known for being a late-game champion, but she already becomes very dangerous the moment she upgrades Icathian Rain.
The trick is to make sure she gets her upgrades, which means it’s best to pair her with a good tanky support champion, like…
Support – Alistar
Alistar remains one of the best support champions in the game. His passive, Triumphant Roar, can sustain himself and his teammates, making him a great bodyguard for your ADC.
His ultimate, Unbreakable Will, allows him to take massive amounts of damage for the team, enough even to withstand turret hits that would otherwise melt other champions. All his other skills can also stun, giving the team a lot of crowd control throughout the entire game.
Tank – Gragas
Not just a tank, Gragas also carries massive AoE damage. He can be used to start fights with Body Slam, or to disengage from fights and displace enemies with Explosive Cask. His high win rate in the pro scene also plays a part in the metagame.
He’s a very flexible champion who can be played in the mid lane, Baron lane, or as a tanky jungler. This is useful during the drafting phase, where teams can use him as a flex pick.
Jungler – Camille
In earlier Wild Rift metas, Camille was used as a direct counter to champions like Olaf, but she’s quickly become one of the most popular junglers.
Her abilities naturally make her a good pick for both team clashes and smaller fights, especially as an initiator. Her Hextech Ultimatum makes her one of the best setters in the game. Coupled with her burst damage, this is often the skill that wins big team fights and thus, victory.
Assassin – Akali
The rogue assassin is a favorite in the pro scene, especially in the Baron lane. Her heavy burst damage makes her crucial in team fights, but her high mobility also means she can handle a lane all on her own.
Her ultimate, Perfect Execution, is great for ganking, while Twilight Shroud gives her high escape capabilities. The only problem is you may never get to pick her as she’s one of the most banned champions in the game.